Guide to the Leonard C. Moffitt Files on the Planning of Orange County and University of California, Irvine MS.R.116

Finding aid prepared by Ann Clark
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2009


Title: Leonard C. Moffitt files on the planning of Orange County and the University of California, Irvine
Collection number: MS.R.116
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Language of Material: English.
Physical Description: 2.3 linear feet (5 boxes and 1 XOS folder)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1965-1967
Date (inclusive): 1957-1967
Abstract: This collection comprises the research files and manuscript of Leonard C. Moffitt, campus-community planner at the University of California, Irvine, and author of several books about community and urbanization in Orange County and elsewhere. Included are interviews with many prominent political figures and community leaders from Orange County, survey questionnaires, statistical data, maps, clippings from local newspapers, and publications from local business and associations. Also included is correspondence with the UC Irvine chancellor and administrators, employees of the Irvine Company, and city and county officials from Orange County.
creator: Moffitt, Leonard C.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Leonard C. Moffitt files on Orange County California, and University of California, Irvine, planning and development. MS.R.116. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Leonard C. Moffitt, circa 1967.

Custodial History

Transferred from University Archives to Special Collections and Archives as a manuscript collection in 2000.

Processing History

Processed by Ann E. Clark, 2009.

Historical Background

Leonard Caum Moffitt was the campus-community planner at the University of California, Irvine, (1962-1965) as well as the author of several books about the planning of communities including the UC Irvine campus, the city of Irvine and Orange County, California.
Moffitt was appointed to the position of campus-community planner by Daniel G. Aldrich, UC Irvine's first chancellor. He worked closely with architects, Irvine Company employees and UC administrators during the planning and construction of the UC Irvine campus.
After initial planning of the campus was complete, Chancellor Aldrich commissioned Moffitt to study the rapid growth of Orange County during 1950s and 1960s. The published book that resulted from Moffitt's research is titled, Community and Urbanization: Orange County, California.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the research files and manuscript of Leonard C. Moffitt, campus-community planner at the University of California, Irvine, and author of several books about community and urbanization in Orange County and elsewhere. Included are interviews with many prominent political figures and community leaders from Orange County, survey questionnaires, statistical data, maps, clippings from local newspapers, and publications from local business and associations. Also included is correspondence with the UC Irvine chancellor and administrators, employees of the Irvine Company, and city and county officials from Orange County.

Bibliography

Moffitt wrote the following books about the development of Orange County, California, and the University of California, Irvine, which are available in Special Collections and Archives and can be found in the library catalog ANTPAC :
Moffitt, Leonard Caum. Community and Urban Change : A Case Study in Communications Theory.Kaneohe, Hawaii: LCM Associates, 1972.
Moffitt, Leonard C. Community and Urbanization : Orange County, California. [Irvine, Calif. : s.n.] 1967.
Sharp,J.B., L.C. Moffitt. Enrollment Potential : University of California, Irvine (prepared at the request of Dr. Ivan Hinderaker). Irvine: University of California, 1963.
Moffitt, Leonard Caum. Journey into the Essence : Orange County and the Coming of UCI. Calif. : Leonard Caum Moffitt, 2007.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 3 series: 1. Research files, 1957-1967; 2.Interviews and questionnaires, 1965-1966; 3. Community and Urbanization: Orange County, California:draft, 1967

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Moffitt, Leonard C. -- Archives
Campus planning -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.
City planning--California--Orange County--Archives.
University of California, Irvine -- Planning -- Archives.

 

Research files, Series 1: 1957-1967

Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 XOS folder)

Collection Arrangement

The arrangement is alphabetical, with oversized materials last.
Box 1, Folder 1

Annexation statutes: compilation, 1961

Box 1, Folder 2

Burton, Koivisto and Koivisto vs. County of Orange:court filing, 1961

Box 1, Folder 3

Cities and school districts: datasheets, 1966

Box 1, Folder 4

Elections (Orange County): research notes, sample ballots, and voters' guides, 1966

Box 1, Folder 5

Fair housing initiatives (Orange County) and race relations: trade publications, correspondence and other materials, 1964-1966 and undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Incorporation of Orange Park Acres, Calif.: reports, 1962-1965

Box 1, Folder 7

Irvine (City of) and UC Irvine planning: statistical summary sheets, correspondence, reports and other materials, 1963-1965 and undated

Box 1, Folder 8

League of Women Voters, California and national: publications, 1957-1965

Box 1, Folder 9

Mental health programs and services (Orange County): pamphlets, fact sheets and other materials, 1963-1966

Box 1, Folder 10

Newspapers in Los Angeles County: Herald-Examiner circulation statistics and historical data, 1959-1965

Box 1, Folder 11

Pacific Coast Highway and other highway routing: press release, public hearing materials and other materials, 1963-1965

Box 1, Folder 12

Philharmonic Society and Symphony Orchestra: interview notes, pamphlets and other materials, 1965-1966

Box 1, Folder 13

Planning Commission, Orange County: reports, correspondence, publications and other materials, 1963-1966

Box 1, Folder 14

Population growth and related issues (Orange County) : reports and publications, 1960-1966

Box 1, Folder 15

Property tax assessment: correspondence, articles, speech and other materials, 1964-1967

Box 1, Folder 16

Research status and documentation: report, correspondence and other materials, 1965-1966

Box 2, Folder 1

Riots in Watts, Los Angeles (August, 1965): reports and related materials, 1965-1966 and undated

Box 2, Folder 2

School districting (Orange County and UC Irvine): memos, data sheets, maps and other materials, 1962-1965

Box 2, Folder 3

School districting (Orange County and UC Irvine): Newspaper clippings, 1964-1965

Box 2, Folder 4

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG): bylaws, correspondence and notes, 1964-1966 and undated

 

University of California, Irvine,

Box 2, Folder 5

Long range development plan:annotated report draft, correspondence and meeting notes, 1962-1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Long Range Development Plan:staff study, 1964

Box 2, Folder 7

Long Range Development Plan:publication and re-design sketch plan (william Pereira and Associates), 1963-1964

Box 2, Folder 8

Special legislation on community planning : correspondence, draft proposals and other materials, 1963

Box 2, Folder 9

University housing and inclusion area development study : reports, correspondence and other materials. 1962-1966

Folder XOS 001

Campus zoning plan: map 1963 June

 

Interviews and questionnaires, Series 2: 1965-1966

Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Series Scope and Content Summary

Interviews are narrative accounts of conversations Moffitt had with city and community leaders.
Questionnaires are brief multiple choice forms filled out by city managers, city planners, planning directors and others in Orange County.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged with interviews first followed by questionnaires.
Box 3, Folder 1

Interview and questionnaires: lists 1965-1966

 

Interviews

Box 3, Folder 2

Central section of Orange County, 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 3

Coastal section of Orange County, 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 4

County-wide, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 5

Eastern section of Orange County, 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 6

Northern section of Orange County, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 1

Irvine company; property assesment, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 2

Orange County officials, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 3

Western section of Orange County, 1965-1966

 

Questionnaires

Box 4, Folder 4

City managers, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 5

City planning, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 6

General, 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 7

Planning directors, 1965-1966

 

Community and Urbanization: Orange County, California draft, Series 3: 1967 March

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 box)

Series Scope and Content Summary

The series consists of one draft manuscript in two volumes.
Box 5

Draft manuscript, 1967 March